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Advocacy Training: Civic Engagement of Iowa Psychologist (Des Moines)

  • February 21, 2018


Civic Engagement of Iowa Psychologist

Date:                  Wednesday, February 21

Time:                  6:30 – 8:30 PM

Location:            Des Moines Social Club - 900 Mulberry St. Des Moines, IA 50309

RSVP to: paulascheman@gmail.com


This IPA salon will inform psychologists of the importance and professional scope of civic engagement. IPA psychologists will tell of their experiences in this area, provide tips, and detail what drew them to advocate for psychology in order to benefit society and improve people’s lives. Attendees will learn more about IPA’s advocacy agenda, progress made, and challenges ahead. Skills and resources beneficial to psychologists interested in civic engagement will round out the salon and there will be opportunities to ask questions of speakers, IPA lobbyist, and IPA State Advocacy Chair. This salon training will provide a good primer for anyone new to meeting with legislators or public officials and all attendees are encouraged to join IPA the following morning for the IPA Legislative Breakfast at the Iowa Capitol.


Learning Objectives

  • Identify civic engagement as a professional role of psychologists
  • Appreciate ethical considerations of civic engagement
  • Understand the broad scope and avenues of advocacy and civic engagement
  • Learn about IPA’s advocacy agenda and prepare to discuss key points with stakeholders
  • Develop increased self-efficacy for civic engagement

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